Category Archives: Microsoft

UK's largest commercial broadcaster drops Silverlight for Flash

Following the news last week that Microsoft and UK-based retailer Tesco announced a commercial agreement (no details of the financial arrangements were published) it is interesting to see that one media company who previously adopted Microsoft Silverlight for its online … Continue reading

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Adobe CEO talks about Flash and new technologies on

There is a three part video interview with Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s CEO, up on today as part of their “View from the Top” series, in which they talk to CEOs about news and trends within their respective industry. In … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Flex development: Amethyst update

Back in December I wrote about some new options for developers using Visual Studio for Flex development – one of the tools I highlighted was Amethyst from SapphireSteel, which is currently available in beta. As well as working on a … Continue reading

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Going beyond 'Deep Zoom' with Adobe Scene7 on the Flash Platform

Microsoft made a lot of noise during the run-up to the launch of Silverlight 2 about ‘Deep Zoom’, a feature which lets users zoom into an image or collection of images using a control in a Silverlight application. There have … Continue reading

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Evolution of the BBC iPlayer

For anyone involved or interested in distribution of media content over the Internet, understanding how the BBC’s iPlayer service has evolved, why certain decisions were made and what future directions are being explored makes for fascinating reading. The European Broadcasting … Continue reading

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New Flex IDE options for .NET and Java developers

Until recently Flex developers had the option of using the free, open source SDK (together with a text editor of choice) or purchasing Flex Builder, Adobe’s Eclipse-based IDE for building, debugging, profiling and deploying Flex applications. The momentum behind Flex … Continue reading

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